News: 12 special leave grants in the COVID quarter

While the High Court suspended its hearings of appeals and original jurisdiction matters in April and May and switched to video connection hearings in June due to COVID-19,  it has largely continued hearing special hearing matters by video link from its various registries. The result this quarter is twelve new appeals – more than average compared to recent years – being added to its pipeline, bringing the total special leave grants for the first half of the year to seventeen.

The twelve new cases the High Court will, pandemic-permitting, hear in the second half of the year are appeals from the following matters: Continue reading